We welcome Stefan Voß (Argyre Planitia) to our label with a fantastic album.
Some words from the artist:
I started to learn synth programming and make sounds with them in 2011.
A synthesizer can sound like anything, that one has heard before – but it’s real purpose is to create sounds,
that no one has ever heard before.
I do not focus on music in the conventional sense (melody, rhythm), I focus on sounds.
And I try to assemble those sounds in a way, that they take the listener to a mental journey far away.
Influences and music that I like (in random order):
One album and one film that changed my view on music drastically: the Pink Floyd film “Live in Pompei” and my first K. Schulze album “Timewind”.
Before that, I liked the music in the charts, after that...
During the last years, i discovered the large field of dark ambient (raison d’être, Kammarheit, Phelios, Atrium Carceri, Lamia Vox,
Bad Sector, SETI and many, many, many others) and got a lot of inspiration from it.
I already know some of them for years (thanks to Ecki Stieg's famous "Grenzwellen"), but i really started to dig into this field only recently.
Other music that I like: Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Can, Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, Tuxedomoon, The Velvet Underground, Nico, Dead Can Dance, Kirlian Camera, Brian Eno,
The Legendary Pink Dots, Deine Lakaien, Diorama, PIL, Einstürzende Neubauten, Joy Division, In The Nursery, Brian Eno. Welle:Erdball, Portishead, Laurie Anderson, Recoil. And from time to time: gregorian chant.
I work mostly with software instruments, but that is not a philosophy, they are simply cheaper than hardware and, more important, they occupy less space.
NI Komplete: Absynth, Massive, Reaktor (Razor, Spark, Prism, Skanner), Kontakt (for the following Hollow Sun Instruments: SOTU, Cognosphere, Shangri-La)
Folktek: Illuminist Garden
Mutable Instruments: Shruthi-1 (hybrid synthesizer)
iOS Synths: Sunrizer (BeepStreet), The Droner (Julien Bayle), Filtatron (Moog Music)Cube Synth (VirSyn), Magellan (Yonac Inc.), Sunrizer (BeepStreet), The Droner (Julien Bayle), Filtatron (Moog Music)
Zoom H2 (field recorder)
Credits: Image processing: C. Wojtysiak (www.live-transmission.de)
Argyre Planitia (website)
Petroglyph Music (website)
November 30. 2013